Toxic Hot Seat: Your House Is (Still) Full of Poison

Toxic Hot Seat: Your House Is (Still) Full of Poison

Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," the new HBO documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the well-funded lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. The makers of the film, sparked by an award-winning Chicago Tribune investigative series and featuring a chemist, firefighter and Maine legislator with two young kids, have kicked off a Give Toxics the Boot! campaign in conjunction with environmental advocates and firefighters, who these days are said to face fewer health hazards from fire than from cancer.

"The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the world."